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dc.contributor.authorKinner, Stuart A
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-12T06:50:06Z
dc.date.available2008-05-12T06:50:06Z
dc.date.issued2008-04
dc.identifier.citationKinner, S "Passports to advantage:Health and capacity building as a basis for social integration" 10 FJLR 581en
dc.identifier.issn1325-3387
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1839
dc.description.abstractReleased prisoners are characterised by chronic social disadvantage, poor physical and mental health, and high rates of substance misuse – a continuation of problems experienced prior to imprisonment. High rates of recidivism and fatal drug overdose post-release indicate that integration of ex-prisoners is often unsuccessful. Despite this, remarkably little is known about recently released prisoners and it is thus difficult to formulate evidence-based policies for this group. The stated policy of most correctional services in Australia is one of ‘throughcare’, which implies continuity of needs- and evidence-based service provision from the moment of reception, through to return to the community and beyond. At present, however, there is a dearth of evidence-based services and support for ex-prisoners. This presentation will review the evidence regarding the experiences of released prisoners and consider models of post-release service provision. One promising model, which aims to proactively improve health and capacity and thereby promote integration, will be described. A randomised controlled trial of this model has recently been funded by the NHMRC; the rationale, aims and key features of this model will be discussed.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFlinders University School of Lawen
dc.titlePassports to advantage:Health and capacity building as a basis for social integrationen
dc.typeArticleen


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